Letter from [Archibald Geikie], Secretary, Royal Society, to Robert Falcon Scott, H.M.S. Bulwark, Channel Fleet

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                                infallibly rake up again all the dispeace that arose 
in connection with the original organisation of the Expedition -
a subject best left in deserved oblivion. It would <s>infallibly <\s>
direct attention to any real or alleged imperfections in the capacity 
or equipment of the staff and in the scientific results
brought home by them. It could not fail to furnish 
material for caustic remarks on the part of our foreign 
rivals in Arctic and Antarctic exploration. And it would 
lead to and prolong personal embitterment, which is always 
so deeply to be deplored.
I would therefore appeal to you in the interest of the 
staff, <s>and<\s> of Antarctic research and of harmony among men of science to take the magnanimous 
course <s>which <\s> here suggested.
Believe me 
Yours very truly 

Sec. R.I.

Captain Scott 
C.B. R.N.
HMS Bulwark 
Channel Fleet 
                            
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Author
Archibald Geikie
Reference
MS/591/4/12
Series
MS
Date
Nov-08
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Letter from [Archibald Geikie], Secretary, Royal Society, to Robert Falcon Scott, H.M.S. Bulwark, Channel Fleet, Nov-08. From The Royal Society, MS/591/4/12

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